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BOX

Made by: John Bettridge

Currently in storage


About this object

The cover of the box is decorated with an elaborate relief representing the trial of Catherine of Aragon, lst wife of Henry VIII, for divorce in 1533. Henry VIII is seated in the background with HR engraved above. Catherine with her attendants stands at the right. Cardinal Wolsey is seated at the left. The border for the cover and the sides of the box have floral designs carved deeply in the silver. The rest of the sides and bottom are engraved with a formal all-over pattern. The interior is gilt.

Category:
silverwork
Object name:
BOX
Made from:
Silver
Made in:
Birmingham, England
Date made:
1827
Size:
2.1 × 8.3 × 5.9 cm (13/16 × 3 1/4 × 2 5/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.197
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK; INSCRIPTION; LABEL Marks: on lid: King's head to the right (Duty mark); IB; lion passant (sterling standard); on bottom: Anchor (Birmingham Assay office Gothic D on a shield); date letter D (1827); IB on a rectangle (maker's mark of John Bettridge); Inscribed inside: "To the Rev. M.A. Tiernan from a Friend in Token of Gratitude for unremitting attention and kindness under long illness and severe trials; label inside box (now removed)
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973